Halloween treat bags

I volunteered to make Halloween goody bags for my youngest's kindergarten class. The job: create 17 bags, and quickly! So I drew upon the infamous white paper lunch sack! Springboard idea is from page 88 of A Season of Joy, a Making Memories publication. May Arts makes a 1.5" wide polka dot grosgrain - I had a full spool here for another project and decided to use that. Pumpkin & black cardstock from Stampin' Up, 3" Marvy Giga scallop punch from PaperTrey Ink, Cuttlebug Spots & Dots embossing folder from eclectic Paperie, Marvy Jumbo cat punch, 8160 Avery address labels, glue dots. Begin with 2.5" x 5.5" strips of pumpkin cardstock, 7.5" strips of 1.5" wide ribbon; number of strips depends on how many bags you are creating, 6" x 11" white lunch sacks from Nashville Wraps, trimmed to 10" in height. Run two strips of tape (I used one of my ATG guns - my girlfriends and I call them our 'Charlie's Angels guns - LOL...) and affix a 7.5" strip of ribbon, concealing ribbon ends on wrong side of cardstock strip. Affix the cardstock/ribbon unit to the front of the white bag, aligning from the bag bottom. Insert goodies. Fold down bag flap until it meets the top of the cardstock/ribbon unit and score fold. Staple at sides. Punch cat from black cardstock and 3" scallop circle from pumpkin cardstock. Run scallop circle through Cuttlebug embossing folder. Print student names onto Avery return address labels (#8160) and adhere onto embossed circles. Adhere cat punch with a mini glue dot. Affix embossed circle unit to bag front, concealing top of ribbon and cardstock joint on bag front.
These were complete in 20 minutes!


Sharlene said...

I have big plans to do some sacks and have been searching for inspiration everywhere. Thanks for sharing these...they are GREAT!

Michelle Wooderson said...

Cindy, absolutely brilliant!! I love this idea to use the ribbon strip. Adding to my mental notes!

Tiffiny said...

These are adorable. I'm sure the kindergarten moms were thrilled when the kids brought these home.

Great job.